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St. Louis Colorado Betting Preview

Colorado AvalancheSt. Louis Blues
Jan 7, 8:00 PM | Scottrade Center

Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues Odds

23-18-1TEAM RECORD23-12-5

NHL wagering interest swings to the St. Louis vs Colorado battle on Saturday at Scottrade Center as the Blues try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Blues bring a 23-12-5 record to the battle against the 23-18-1 Avalanche. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. Louis go 11-21-8 so far and the Avalanche go 17-22-3.

View Colorado vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Colorado before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-185-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 11-rated Avalanche taking on the No. 9-rated Blues in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 23-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 13.9% rate while the Avalanche have a 82.1% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at +173 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Oilers on January 5. Bettors who backed the Blues at -205 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Edmonton are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Avalanche at Blues trends to consider:
Colorado is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Colorado is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 13 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 9 games when playing Colorado
St. Louis is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado home to Nashville, Tuesday, January 10
St. Louis at Montreal, Tuesday, January 10